May 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Participatory and Interactive Live Webinar

In observance and celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage month BreastfeedLA presents AANHPI Postpartum Practices & Budget-Friendly Recipes to Promote Lactation. This webinar will feature professional Chef Adrian Chang and licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Erin Wilkins. Together they will present Traditional AANHPI Recipes That Promote Lactation: Ingredients, Herbs, Preparation, Cooking, and Science teaching audience members how to prepare budget-friendly AANHPI recipes that promote lactation and explain the impact of ingredients on lactation. The list of ingredients will be sent to participants prior to the event – we encourage you to join us in cooking! After lunch, Stevie Merino will present Carrying The Pacific: Pacific Islander Postpartum Traditions bringing awareness to audience members of postpartum practices used by the Pacific Islander community. We will also hear A Physician’s Perspective in which a physician from Kaiser Permanente will discuss lactation and postpartum practices within the AANHPI community from the lens of a physician. This event will close with Oketani – The Marvel of Japanese Breast Massage presented by Masayo Awano, Vice-President for the Oketani Lactation Society. Oketani breast massage is a common, pain-free practice in Japan. Benefits include increased milk production, reduced breast engorgement, and improved infant suckling. This massage technique takes time to learn. This presentation will offer some helpful hints for improved breastfeeding support. Please note that this presentation will not be recorded and can only be viewed during the live event.